True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Beverly Kyzar F Absentee Ballot Fraud Beverly Kyzar was charged with possessing a ballot or carrier envelope intended for another. Kyzari was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Washington Loren Vixie M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Wisconsin Milo R. Ocasio M Ineligible felon voting Milo R. Ocasio was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. Pleaded guilty. 1 year of probation and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Colorado Sandra Akers F 2000 Multiple voting 1 1 Sandra Akers pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice in 2000 and was sentenced to one year of probation and 48 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 48 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
North Carolina Damien Omar Sullivan M 2008 Primary, General Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - non-citizen 2 Damien Omar Sullivan, a Jamaican citizen, admitted in court that he illegally registered to vote in North Carolina in 2005, and then illegally voted in the 2008 primary and general elections. However, Judge Ken Crow dismissed all charges on the basis that Sullivan did not intend to commit fraud. Dismissed http://voterintegrityproject.com/thank-damien-sullivan/ http://voterintegrityproject.com/new-sullivan-evidence/ http://voterintegrityproject.com/dmv-illegality/
Connecticut CT ACORN 2008 Registration Fraud Two Republican registrars of voters brought complaints to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that hundreds of registration applications ACORN submitted to them were "problem cards." The Commission investigated ACORN's actions near the registrars' cities, Bridgeport and Stamford. An investigation found there was not enough evidence to "determine that CT ACORN had an institutional or systemic role in designing and implementing a scheme or strategy to fraudulently register or enroll electors" in the two cities. The Commission took no further action. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2008_131%20&135.pdf
New Jersey Ramona Stephens Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Demaris Jones Ronald Harris F 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Ramona Stephens was one of 14 who were accused of working with City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Charges against Stephens were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
Texas Peter Goeddertz (former candidate for RUD board) M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Peter Goeddertz was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Pleaded guilty. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case...
North Dakota 15 paid petition signature gatheres, including 10 North Dakota State University football players Samuel Ojuri Joshua Colville Marcus Williams Brendin Pierre Lucas Albers Aireal Boyd Demitrius Gray Bryan Shepherd Antonio Rogers Charles Smith III Jennifer Krahn William Brown Don Carter Joshua Gatlin D.J. McNorton 2012-09 Ballot initiative 2012-09 Petition fraud Forgery 15 0 Ten football players at North Dakota State pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service for faking signatures on ballot measure petitions they were hired to collect: Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams, Brendin Pierre, Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Demitrius Gray, Bryan Shepherd, Antonio Rogers and Charles Smith III. Without enough legitimate signatures, both proposed ballot measures were kept off the November 2012 ballot. Each player was ordered to serve 360 days of unsupervised probation, complete 50 hours of community service and pay $325 in fees. All of the sentences were deferred, meaning the crime will be expunged from a player's record if he completes the conditions of his sentence. Judge Douglas Herman said during sentencing that the defendants were "not smart enough, grown up enough or sophisticated enough" to understand the consequences of their actions. The current players are among 15 people charged in the case. Jennifer Krahn pleaded* guilty and received the same sentence as the 10 players. William Brown pleaded* not guilty and requested a public defender. Three former Bison players -- Don Carter, Joshua Gatlin and D.J. McNorton -- had their first court appearances rescheduled. An Iowa company, Terra Strategies, reportedly hired the players and others for $9 an hour to gather signatures for two citizen initiatives. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said that many of the petition signatures submitted were copied from phone books or fabricated. Quick said in court the players were quoted a daily rate of between $65 and $90 but were told they'd get paid only if they obtained 60 signatures per day. Herman questioned whether the practice was legal and criticized the quota system. *Plea deal: 360 days unsupervised probation (deferred), 50 hours of community service, $325 in fees. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8452749/ten-north-dakota-state-bi... http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/10/2/3443782/north-dakota-football... https://sayanythingblog.com/entry/shocker-ndsu-football-players-guilty-of-petiti...
New York Election contest: Maribel Toure v. Betty Cross 2014-05 Hempstead school board 2015-06 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion The Hempstead school district was ordered to hold a new election for a contested seat held by incumbent board president Betty Cross and challenged by Maribel Toure, NY State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. ruled after annulling that portion of the May 20, 2015 election. Challenger Touré accused Cross and her supporters of “fraudulent and improper activity” during the election, including “voter intimidation and voter fraud,” coercion and abuse of the absentee balloting process. Roger Tilles, who represented Long Island on the Board of Regents, said King had to throw out results for the contested seat because it was impossible to determine which of the absentee ballots cast for Cross and Touré were valid. Touré had 712 votes on election night, compared with Cross' 691. The next day, dozens of contested absentee ballots were included in the totals, putting Cross ahead by six votes, beating Touré 719 to 713. New election ordered http://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/king-orders-special-election-for-co... http://www.examiner.com/article/state-orders-hempstead-school-board-race-annulle...

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